Algerian National Team goalkeeper Rais M'Bohli is still officially a member of the Philadelphia Union despite not being invited back to practice for the past two months, however his time at with the club may be officially nearing an end. Matthew De George of the Delco Times tweeted this on Thursday:
My Turkish isn't very good, but this report would seem to indicate that Rais Mbolhi is in talks with Bursaspor http://t.co/D8Q9eqpm2I— Matthew De George (@sportsdoctormd) June 11, 2015
According to the article, Recep Bölükbaşı (the president of Bursaspor F.C.) has said that the club has made an offer to the Union for the services of Rais M'Bohli. The bid was said to be around 500,000 euros (561,300 US Dollars). On the deal, Rais told Bursaspor "if you get my fee, I will (accept)".
Since being effectively dismissed from the Union, M'Bohli has has been called back up by the Algerian National camp for training but has not been named to a team for any friendlies. Should (when) the Union accept the offer, they will no longer have to pay the highest paid goalkeeper in MLS for not being with the team and living in France. This deal will tremendously help the Union as it will add to the transfer budget and free up cap space currently being held by M'bohli.
The issue with this is that Bursaspor currently has financial issues and may not be able to afford the reported transfer fee unless some current players are moved. Bursaspor also has a number one in Harun Tekin, as well as a number two in Sebastien Frey, and a numbers three and four in Okan Kocuk and Onurcan Piri, so this is anything but a certainty. Take this one with a grain of salt.